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svrmt5
kitchen sink backside wall spoiled
svrmt5

my house is 18 years old.
the backside wall of the kitchen sink is spoiled due to water usage and leak in the faucet.

please advise some steps to restore.

And how do I select a good faucet that can be easily installed

Thanks in advance

A. Spruce
Re: kitchen sink backside wall spoiled
A. Spruce

Wall repair will depend on how bad the damage is, if it's just surface mold it can be treated with a bleach solution and painted, if the drywall is damaged, then it will need to be replaced. If it is the wood cabinet back, it's best to remove the damage because there will most certainly be mildew behind that panel that should be treated to eliminate odor. The cabinet back would not need to be replaced, as most cabinets do not have them anyway, and the cabinet is stabilized by it's companion cabinets and attachment to the wall.

Kitchen faucets are all about the same when it comes to installation, some are easier than others, but the tight clearance up behind the sink makes any work back there not fun. The key here is to stick with a good name brand faucet, such as Delta or Price Pfister, some like Moen, I am not one of them. Stick to faucets with brass internals and metal externals, stay away from plastics as much as possible.

If you are not a handy person, then both of these jobs are better left to someone who is.

svrmt5
Re: kitchen sink backside wall spoiled
svrmt5

Thanks a lot...

will bring in a handy man!

I think the damage is external and not a lot...

dj1
Re: kitchen sink backside wall spoiled
dj1

After you repair the damage, look into installing a good water proof back splash, so you don't have the same thing happen again.

If you have a back splash, it might not be up for the job - which is why you had your problem as stated. Replace it or waterproof it.

dj1
Re: kitchen sink backside wall spoiled
dj1

When it comes to kitchen faucets, I like them simple and e-z to install. Stay with the brands mentioned, for their excellent warranty.

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